This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”

This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”

Parsing out the term “white feminism,” beginning with this:

Every single time women of colour talk about “white feminism” or “white feminists” within the context of discussions about the way that the mainstream feminist movement privileges whiteness, we deal with an onslaught of defensive white women insisting that they personallyare not like that, and would you please say “some white women” and not make generalizations?

 

What those women fail to realize is that by making that request, they are exemplifying Mikki Kendall’s #solidarityisforwhitewomen battle cry; by once again insisting that a conversation created to facilitate discussion about the issues of WoC, be centered around the feelings of white women.

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